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Gotel Mountains, Nigeria and Cameroon - Topographic signatures of differing rock types, erosion

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Gotel Mountains, Nigeria and Cameroon - Topographic signatures of differing rock types, erosion


Published 02/12/2010


River drainage patterns provide clues to rock types and erosion processes involved in landscape evolution. In the Gotel Mountains, lowlands are composed of thick, uniform, relatively soft rocks or sediments. The randomness of river patterns there indicates stream erosion is the only significant dynamic process altering the landscape. Neighboring highlands are made of hard, erosion-resistant rocks that cracked to form zones of weakness. Credit: NASA/JPL/NGA


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Creator NASA/JPL/NGA
Date 02/12/2010
Filename 424780main_pia04954_full.jpg
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Source http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/srtm/pia04954.html
Where Nigeria
Where Cameroon
Year 2010
Publicdate 2010-06-01 21:17:54
Addeddate 2010-06-01 21:17:54
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